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Just a thought... Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep. [Mesut Barazany]

Here we are already at the end of another week and now, something I promised: a Friday Favourite. Today, the spotlight is again on one of my favourite things...sleeeeeeeep.
 
Before I get to that, I want to thank you for your response to yesterday's "Baby It's Cold Outside" journal. I am dying to write another journal with your comments and my answers to some of them and, if you'll indulge me, I'll do that next week if it still feels relevant. But for now, the journal I meant to post last Friday before the whole book tour thing began to spark (and I expect to have more dates and times soon. Stay tuned as we used to say....)
 
This one is the perfect gift if you, your spouse, or someone else you love is one of those people who loves covers. Loves blankets. Loves being tucked in. Loves weight.
 
For me, even in the summer, I will have my sheet, a comforter and then a bathrobe or blanket overtop. It's not a matter of staying warm, it's that feeling of security and comfort. Even when Molly climbs up and sleeps on my shoulder (when I'm lying on my side) I don't mind at all. Unless she snores, which I'm sure she minds about me, too.
 
We were wandering through a store a few weeks back and I couldn't believe my eyes. There was a product that I'd only heard shared on the air in stories about weighted blankets: studies show they ease anxiety, can help some behavioural difficulties and, of course, just provide oodles of comfort. We bought one immediately. 
 

Tranquility weighted blanket

 
The packaging says it weighs 12 pounds and, in making the bed, I really can't argue that. It's heavier than it sounds! It has a soft short-plush side and the size we bought is basically a single.
 

weighted blanket

 
Prices vary (it's definitely available in Canada and I've seen it up to 15 pound) but expect to pay about $100. What makes it heavy? Tiny (and silent) glass beads. They're also what keeps this blanket from roasting you (I gave it to our friend Anita to try out one night when she was here and she was incredulous that it didn't roast her). 
 
Again, if there's someone you know who loves heavy coziness while sitting watching TV or lying in bed (even anxious dogs are said to benefit from them) I recommend this one hundred percent. As I said, I didn't know they were a real thing until I saw them on the store shelf. So maybe you'll know to look for one now, too.
 
Have a terrific weekend and I have lots of new journals for you again here next week. Saw a tremendous movie that got great attention from the Golden Globes in their nomination announcements yesterday, so I'll share that, too. Take care. Stay cozy, my friend!
 
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